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Lilli Carre’s art is oh so delightful in many ways.  First, she is an extraordinary artist.  Can’t really go wrong with that gift.  Second, she has a style that is reminiscent of a former age- as in the early days of cartooning- that seems to take us back a bit in time, and provoke some reflection as well as a healthy dose of wit, at least in this viewer.  Third, she makes statements with her work that further that reflection, as in her pieces for various publications like The New York Times, Penguin Classics and This American Life, to name a few.  You get the gist- now let’s have this amazing, smart, unique work speak for itself:


A comic strip that I made for the Believer Magazine. Characters are


frequently losing their heads in my work.




This is an illustration I made for a New York Times Op-ed piece that


featured essays about finance in different cities. My illustration is


of people standing in line to put in their names for the weekly


emergency assistance lottery in Iowa City.




This is a panel from a book of my comics called Nine Ways to


Disappear. The story this panel is from is called “Dorado Park.”




I designed a print to go with the aforementioned book, which


incorporates a few elements from the stories into one image.




I recently made a four-color silkscreened accordion book about a dream


that can’t be shaken.




I was invited to illustrate a creature that is thought at one point to


exist for the Fantagraphics book “Beasts! 2”. I chose the Tikbalang


from Philippine folklore, an elongated beast who lives in the forests


and tricks travelers into getting lost forever.




This guy is one of a series of little animated loops I’ve been making lately.